- Teacher: Sherryl Proctor
Medical Surgical Nursing focuses on the care of adults with both acute and chronic medical/surgical conditions. A body systems approach is used. In term two basic concepts of mental health are introduced. The student will continue to develop critical thinking skills through the use of the nursing process.
This course discusses relationship centered care with a focus on communication and cultural needs. The health care system is explained in relation to the nursing process, evidence based practices, the interdisciplinary team and various care settings available. Current issues and trends in health care are discussed. The role of the LPN today and in the future is defined.
This course focuses on anatomical and physiologic aspects of the integumentary, sensory, neurological, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive systems. Normal structure, function, and homeostasis are explained, along with the implications of failure and breakdown in homeostasis.
This course focuses on the principles of drug action, interactions, contraindications, adverse effects and nursing implications on drug classifications, groups, and prototypes. Drugs covered include autonomic and central nervous system, sensory system, musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal system, urinary system and reproductive system medications. Drug calculations based on weight and body surface area are incorporated.